• Global enterprise WLAN market dips in first quarter of 2020

    While wireless connectivity remains an important technology for organisations worldwide as more users and devices than ever rely on mobile devices to connect to bandwidth-intensive applications, the wireless local area network (WLAN) industry has shown it is not immune to the impact of Covid-19, according to research from IDC.

    The company’s Worldwide quarterly WLAN tracker showed that even though the overall combined consumer and enterprise worldwide WLAN market segments rose 2.3% year-on-year (YoY) in the first quarter of 2020, the enterprise segment fell 2.2% annually over the same period.

    Noting drivers for the quarter, IDC said a key trend was

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  • Ministry of Defence forms new cyber security regiment

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formally “stood up” a dedicated cyber security regiment tasked with protecting the UK’s defence networks both at home and on overseas operations.

    Based at Blandford in Dorset, home of the Royal Signals, the 13th Signal Regiment will be tasked with providing “digital armour” around armed forces personnel operating overseas to give commanders and soldiers alike the ability to operate with confidence in their IT and comms systems while under fire.

    The MoD said that that both adversaries and hostile actors were already creating a “cyber frontline” alongside the more traditional domains of land,

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  • Digital bank Monzo cuts 120 staff

    Digital challenger bank Monzo has announced that it will cut 120 jobs as the continued disruption caused by the Covid-19 takes its toll.

    This comes two weeks after the bank announced plans to raise £80m to help it through the current slowdown.

    As reported by Reuters, an internal memo to staff said: “Unfortunately we haven’t been able to achieve the goal of preventing the risk of redundancy at this time. It’s genuinely heartbreaking to share the news.”

    Monzo is a mobile-only bank that received its banking licence in April 2017. It has amassed about one million customers and is

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